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No tsunami threat to Hawaii from strong Chilean quake


  • A strong earthquake off the coast of Chile Monday morning does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii. (Courtesy USGS)
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A strong earthquake off the coast of Chile Monday morning does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck 29 miles west-southwest off the coast of Illapel, Chile at a depth of 15.3 miles at 7:39 a.m. Hawaii time, according the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected and that there is no threat to Hawaii.

No injuries were immediately reported.

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